Nocturne accompanies a piece of music, Night-turn for strings, from its birth in the composer’s head, through rehearsals to its premiere, in this case the first reading of the notes by the musicians of the renowned Kairos Quartet. Featuring also the intellectual, sensory and emotional factors involved, this is a portrait of Dmitri Kourliandski’s inventive compositional methods as well as the working dynamics of a contemporary quartet. To accompany a string quartet whose inner dynamic, arising from their many years together, provides a basis for tension and excitement, and it has not been captured as entertaining in a film before. Nocturne is an invitation to experience sound, string players and contemporary music in a fascinating new way.
- Director Ingo J.Biermann
- Director of Photography Kai Miedendorp